Lecture Notes on Software Process Improvement
CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIV PITTSBURGH PA SOFTWARE ENGINEERING INST
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Software process improvement is not usually covered in standard software engineering textbooks. However, because it is a topic of great interest to the software industry, both faculty and students should be familiar with it. The goal of this package is to provide the basis for an introductory 30 to 60 minute lecture on the software process and its improvement. The material in the main body of the document is intended primarily for instructors. In conjunction with the student-oriented document described below, it provides technical information from which an instructor can prepare a lecture. Two appendices provide additional information for instructors. Appendix A is a brief description of the use of the software process material in a university software engineering class at the University of Texas at Austin. This classroom example might be used as an illustration for students to relate the process concepts to their own software development work. Appendix B presents the Software Engineering Institutes SEI process maturity questionnaire from which instructors and students can gain some insight into how a software process is assessed.
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